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Yellow Gentlemen

Are you ever ready to die?
Tommy Lee is dying. Clinging on to his life, he waits for his daughter to come. He has something to say. Two men stand between him and death. They need to know his secrets before he dies. They will stop at nothing. What he knows could change their lives.

A meditation on regrets, destiny and death.

  • Tue 14 Feb – Sat 4 Mar, 7:45pm

Tuesday - Saturday

Are you ever ready to die?
Tommy Lee is dying. Clinging on to his life, he waits for his daughter to come. He has something to say. Two men stand between him and death. They need to know his secrets before he dies. They will stop at nothing. What he knows could change their lives.


One of the first plays on the British scene to singularly address the East Asian immigrant culture, Yellow Gentlemen is the third work by Benjamin Yeoh to be premiered in London. In an unusual time warp, it tells the story of Tommy Lee, from his migration to Britain in the 1950s to the present, where he lies dying. It tackles the ideas of race and class on a deeply personal level, as one man seeks to come to terms with his death and fate. What if life could be undone?

Yeoh has been described as one of the hottest up-and-coming playwrights in British Theatre. (BAC, New Writing Season 2004)

  • Tue 14 Feb – Sat 4 Mar, 8:45pm

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